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Championship: Leeds sack Uwe Rosler and line up former Rotherham boss Steve Evans as his replacement


 

Leeds United have sacked Uwe Rosler after twelve games in charge, following their 2-1 defeat by Brighton at the weekend.

The club have confirmed the German's departure, but have yet to respond to reports in the media that former Rotherham United boss Steve Evans has been taking training with the team this morning.

Evans left Rotherham last month and should he take over as expected, he will be the sixth head coach to work under Massimo Cellino since he took over at the club in April 2014.

When the Italian arrived in Yorkshire he brought with him a reputation for changing managers on a regular basis, but his current rate with Leeds is much shorter than the past.

Brian McDermott was in charge at the club when Cellino arrived, but was relieved of his duties at the end of the 2013/14 season.

Non League manager David Hockaday was brought in that summer but was sacked within weeks of the 2014/15 season starting, being replaced by Darko Milanic, who himself only lasted from two months.

Fan favourite and long time academy coach Neil Redfearn was put in charge for the rest of last season, as the club sat adrift in mid table in the Championship.

Evidently Redfearn didn't do enough to keep the position as he was replaced this summer by Rosler, twelve games later he is now set to be replaced by someone else.

The Whites are currently 18th in the table, with a trip to Fulham in midweek likely to be Evans' first game in charge.

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